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Reviews & Awards
Best of Chester Municipality Awards winner!
April 2017 Peasant's Pantry was named:
Best Place to Have Supper
Best Specialist (Food) Retailer
Thank you to all those who voted for us and congratulations to the other winners! We are honoured to be part of the New Ross community and to receive these awards.
Best of Chester Municipality 2016 Awards winner!
Best Food Establishment
Best Place to Buy Meat
Thank you to all who voted for us!
Lunenburg-Queens Business Excellence Awards 2015 Finalist
We are honoured to be nominated for the second year in a row! This year, we are 1 of 3 finalists for the LQBEA Small Business Award for 2015. Awards are being given March 7, 2016, click here for details.
Peasant's Pantry receives "Best French Fries" mention in the Chronicle Herald as Bill Spurr picks the best restaurants of 2014
Lunenburg-Queens Business Excellence Awards 2014 Finalist
1 of 3 finalists for the LQBEA Hospitality Award for 2014. Click for Details and see our video below.
Read our review by Bill Spurr in The Chronicle Herald - "Peasant's Pantry Brims with Taste" October 2014
Read Bill Spurr's review of Rime Restaurant and Wine Bar in Lunenburg.
Read Bill Spurr's review of Mother's pizza in Halifax.
Solutions Magazine interviewed Peasant's Pantry Chef/Owner Joseph Crocker on pages 30-31 in the feature "Small Businesses Share Their Insight." Read the Fall/Winter 2015 edition of the magazine for free online or print it from the link.
East Coast Living magazine Fall 2015 edition features our neighbour Muwin Estate Wines and our recipe for Bulwark BBQ Sauce, which we make with their Original Bulwark Craft Cider for our pulled pork sandwich. Check out the "Tapping into cider" article in their print edition.
"Bringing Home the Bacon" September 20, 2015 article on Peasant's Pantry in Lighthouse Now
Peasant's Pantry mentioned on CTV Morning Live:
Chorizo, a Peasant's Pantry customer favourite, featured in the new Seafood Culinary Institute of Nova Scotia's mussels recipe during a September 3, 2015 spot on CTV Morning Live! Watch the video.
Joseph Crocker and Peasant's Pantry are featured in Tina Hennigar's April 16, 2015 article "Meet the Maker" in the Lighthouse Now Log
MLA Keith Irving's post about his April visit to Peasant's Pantry
"Christmas in New Ross" article in The South Shore Breaker highlights the upcoming New Ross Christmas Festival December 5, 6, 7 and and Silent Auction Fundraiser November 21. Included is a photograph of fundraiser organizers with volunteer Joseph Crocker at Peasant's Pantry.
Peasant's Pantry in The Chronicle Herald - "New Places to eat, play, growl"
"New Restaurant for New Ross" - Peasant's Pantry in online magazine South Shore Now
"Whole hog: Five reasons to try nose to tail eating" - article by Joseph Crocker in Rustik Magazine
"A Passion for Pork" article with Joseph Crocker in Rustik Magazine
New Ross Christmas Festival
Join us for samples and specials during festival weekend December 1-3 2017 Click here for festival details!
"Christmas at the Farm"
Silent Auction & Social Evening
Friday, November 10, 2017
7-10pm @ Ross Farm Learning Centre
Fundraiser for the New Ross Regional Development Soctiety & Christmas Festival
Complimentary refreshments, including hors d'oeuvres prepared by Peasant's Pantry - see you there!
Avondale Garlic Fest
Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:00am-5:00pm
Winner of Best Food Vendo serving our Italian Slow-Roasted Pork Sandwich with Garlic Parsley Sauce, Garlic Soup & Garlic Parmesan Fries!
Rural Roots Market/Ross Farm Heritage Apple Fete & Cider Days
Sunday, September 17, 2017
serving our new Apple & Cheddar Sausages 11:00am-1:30pm!
Coveside Classic Horse Show
Look for Peasant's Pantry catering the Coveside Classic Horse Show again this year on Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27 in Chester, NS
featured an extensive menu showcasing local ingredients prepared by several NS chefs, including Joseph Crocker from Peasant's Pantry
Dinner & Comedy Gala:
Joseph Crocker of Peasant's Pantry is teaming up with other local chefs for the 5th year in a row to provide a multi-course dinner in support of the Valley Regional Hospital on Saturday, April 22, 2017. This year's Spring Gala is fundraising for new mammography equipment. See contact info on poster below to get your tickets!
Joseph Crocker hosts "Meet Your Meat" seminar sponsored by Chester Recreation and New Ross Community Food Project, Nov. 15, 2015 at Peasant's Pantry.
Ethical Farming and Butchery - Staff of Peasant's Pantry participated in a 2 day seminar at NSCC Akerley campus Dec. 2015 presented by Meredith Leigh, author of The Ethical Meat Handbook. Topics included sustainable, local farming and butchery practices for beef and pork.
Domaine de Grand Pre's Fall Wine Fest featuring Peasant's Pantry's Sloppy Joes and specialty meats.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Nova Scotia Icewine Festival 2014 featuring Joseph Crocker of Peasant's Pantry roasting a pig at Le Caveau - read more and see photos in The Chronicle Herald
Nose-to-tail Pork Butchery demonstration winter 2014, photo by Wolfville Farmers' Market